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Re: CVS update: subversion/notes webdav-usage.html

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2000-08-22 11:20:39 CEST

On Fri, Aug 18, 2000 at 08:33:34AM -0500, Karl Fogel wrote:
> "Jonathan S. Shapiro" <shap@eros-os.org> writes:
> > In practice, I haven't come up with an example where binding attributes to
> > names rather than objects is helpful. I'ld be interested in an example.
> Ben's DOS 8.3 names.

Karl: you're just going to incite confusion if you want to bind properties
to the 8.3 name as a different entity than the long name. That is a really
whacked proposition.

You have a file. It has a name. A property on that file happens to specify
an alternate name when used in an 8.3 environment.

Heck. Think about it. Your statement about 8.3 names seems to imply that we
will have a couple directory entries. A long name and an 8.3 name. The user
can then apply props to whichever she chooses.

Can you see the confusion setting in yet? "Oh, damn. I set that prop on the
8.3 name, so it isn't available to the app reading the long name. Bite me.
Okay, let me go and move that property to the file itself."

I'm totally with Jonathan on this. The file (well, the node: file/dir) is
the entity. Properties are associated there.


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:07 2006

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